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Give the gift of unstructured play this year

The winter holiday season is a magical time for many. Schools let out for an extended break and children get a reprieve from the drudgery of daily homework assignments. Likewise, parents receive …

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How to whip up a Pop-Up Adventure Playground in no time

Providing engaging opportunities for child-directed, unstructured play does not have to be expensive or time consuming. In fact, the best kind of play costs nothing, feels great, and can happen anywhere. Just …

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Inclusive play year in review 2014

Inclusive play continues to be an important area of focus for Playworld Systems as we work to make play accessible for everyone. Here’s a look at some memorable inclusive play moments from …

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If You Build It, They Will Come – Play Spaces for Tweens and Teens

Many view playgrounds as spaces designed exclusively for toddlers and school-aged children and believe that by the time they become tweens (10-12 years), they have lost interest in playing outside. Research supports …

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Obesity & Outdoor Play

I recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of obesity and outdoor play at the Let’s Move Conference in State College, Penna. The energy in the room was phenomenal, as …

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New playground commemorates victims

photo5Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a local community playground build in Ross Township, Penna., about 15 minutes from my home. It was an emotional day for many in …

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We’re thankful for outdoor unstructured free play

Playworld Systems is thankful for outdoor unstructured free playAt Playworld Systems, we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We work every day to give kids (and adults!) fun, innovative ways to exercise their right to play. Through …

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What does a good education look like for 4-year-olds?

I recently read an op-ed contribution in The New York Times titled “The building blocks of a good pre-K” in which the authors discuss what a good education for 4-year-olds should look …

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